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INT-LAW  September 2007, Week 3

INT-LAW September 2007, Week 3

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Re: United Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

From:

Aaron Schwabach <[log in to unmask]>

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International Law Librarians List (Int-Law)

Date:

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:39:54 -0700

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And, as an indication of how little the rest of the world knows about what we do, the BBC provided this especially irritating mishmash of an article on it:
 
UN adopts treaty on native rights 
 BBC breaking news graphic<http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40967000/jpg/_40967138_breaking_news_203.jpg> 
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a non-binding declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples after 22 years of debate. 

The treaty sets down protections for the human rights of native peoples, and for their land and resources. 

It passed despite opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. They said it was incompatible with their own laws. 

There are estimated to be 370 million indigenous people in the world. 

They include the Innu tribe in Canada, the Bushmen of Botswana and Australia's Aborigines. 

The General Assembly passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with 143 countries voting in favour, four voting against, and 11 abstaining  

 
Someone at the BBC needs to be set lines: "A General Assembly declaration is not a treaty, just as the Sun is not a planet, a whale is not a fish, and Gordon Brown is not the President of England."

________________________________

From: International Law Librarians List (Int-Law) on behalf of steven perkins
Sent: Thu 9/13/2007 1:02 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [Int-Law] United Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples



United Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

"13 September 2007 - The General Assembly today adopted a landmark
declaration outlining the rights of the world's estimated 370 million
indigenous people and outlawing discrimination against them - a move
that followed more than two decades of debate.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has
been approved after 143 Member States voted in favour, 11 abstained
and four - Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States -
voted against the text.

A non-binding text, the Declaration sets out the individual and
collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to
culture, identity, language, employment, health, education and other
issues."

Continued: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=23794&Cr=indigenous&Cr1=#



--
Steven C. Perkins       [log in to unmask]
http://stevencperkins.com/
Researching Indigenous Peoples' Rights
http://intelligent-internet.info/law/ipr2.html
Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Legal News
http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/

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